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ElishaGOtis

Quote from: D-Dey65 on May 27, 2024, 07:46:27 AMIs the SR 100 bridge over the Wildwood Subdivision in Starke finished being built yet?


Yes, including some roundabouts below the bridge.
When there are Teslas, there are Toll Roads


roadman65

Quote from: D-Dey65 on May 13, 2024, 09:13:58 AMDid FDOT really relocate hidden SR 35 to the Lakeland In-Town Bypass west of North Florida Avenue, instead of east along US 98, or is that just another Google Maps Error?
https://www.google.com/maps/@28.0483043,-81.9649932,3925m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&entry=ttu



It's an error. That part is ( and currently signed) SR 548.
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

D-Dey65

Quote from: roadman65 on May 27, 2024, 08:33:31 AM
Quote from: D-Dey65 on May 13, 2024, 09:13:58 AMDid FDOT really relocate hidden SR 35 to the Lakeland In-Town Bypass west of North Florida Avenue, instead of east along US 98, or is that just another Google Maps Error?
https://www.google.com/maps/@28.0483043,-81.9649932,3925m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&entry=ttu

It's an error. That part is ( and currently signed) SR 548.
I thought so. I knew it was signed 548 already though. Time to correct Google Maps.

Quote from: ElishaGOtis on May 27, 2024, 07:51:29 AM
Quote from: D-Dey65 on May 27, 2024, 07:46:27 AMIs the SR 100 bridge over the Wildwood Subdivision in Starke finished being built yet?


Yes, including some roundabouts below the bridge.
Good to know. When was it finished? I can't find any articles about the completion online.



1995hoo

We took US-41 west from Broward County across the state yesterday because we weren't in a hurry and I just didn't feel like dealing with the aggressive drivers on I-75. I have to say it was a very pleasant way to go, especially once we got past Shark Valley, because there was almost nobody on the road. I passed a clump of three slow-moving cars somewhere near Shark Valley and one other car sometime later, but other than that, once we passed Shark Valley I had the cruise control set at 65 mph and I seldom had to do anything. I would absolutely go that way again if I'm not in a hurry. My brother-in-law thinks I'm nuts, told me I went the wrong way and that US-41 is dangerous (but he didn't have a reason why).
I think he doesn't understand simply wanting to use a different road I had never used before.

Once we emerged from the Everglades and I connected back to I-75 via Collier Boulevard, the rest of the (mercifully short) distance to Fort Myers was torture. Wound up having to exit at Corkscrew Road because of heavy traffic, and then one of the traffic lights near FGCU wasn't working and I found that Florida drivers handle that situation about as "well" as I expected.
"You know, you never have a guaranteed spot until you have a spot guaranteed."
—Olaf Kolzig, as quoted in the Washington Times on March 28, 2003,
commenting on the Capitals clinching a playoff spot.

"That sounded stupid, didn't it?"
—Kolzig, to the same reporter a few seconds later.

roadman65

Quote from: 1995hoo on June 11, 2024, 10:54:29 AMWe took US-41 west from Broward County across the state yesterday because we weren't in a hurry and I just didn't feel like dealing with the aggressive drivers on I-75. I have to say it was a very pleasant way to go, especially once we got past Shark Valley, because there was almost nobody on the road. I passed a clump of three slow-moving cars somewhere near Shark Valley and one other car sometime later, but other than that, once we passed Shark Valley I had the cruise control set at 65 mph and I seldom had to do anything. I would absolutely go that way again if I'm not in a hurry. My brother-in-law thinks I'm nuts, told me I went the wrong way and that US-41 is dangerous (but he didn't have a reason why).
I think he doesn't understand simply wanting to use a different road I had never used before.

Once we emerged from the Everglades and I connected back to I-75 via Collier Boulevard, the rest of the (mercifully short) distance to Fort Myers was torture. Wound up having to exit at Corkscrew Road because of heavy traffic, and then one of the traffic lights near FGCU wasn't working and I found that Florida drivers handle that situation about as "well" as I expected.

US 41 isn't bad at all. Just the 55 mph speed in FDOT D-6 because that's the only rural road in the district. Engineers are used to suburban arterials so 60 mph ain't an option to them.

It is more scenic, though, than I-75 IMO. Plus plenty of stops you can make over the interstate.
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

1995hoo

Does anyone know how long I should expect it to take for Greater Miami Expressway Agency tolls to post to my E-ZPass account? On Sunday we went to a restaurant in North Miami (an excellent restaurant, BTW—Battubelin on 79th Street) and on the way down, I used Gratigny Parkway (FL-924), which has two toll gantries. Those tolls haven't posted yet. On the way back, I used the Turnpike instead and that toll posted within 24 hours. Just wondering whether I should be expecting Hertz to sock me with a surcharge or whether that particular toll agency is just slow.
"You know, you never have a guaranteed spot until you have a spot guaranteed."
—Olaf Kolzig, as quoted in the Washington Times on March 28, 2003,
commenting on the Capitals clinching a playoff spot.

"That sounded stupid, didn't it?"
—Kolzig, to the same reporter a few seconds later.

Sani

Quote from: 1995hoo on June 11, 2024, 10:54:29 AMWe took US-41 west from Broward County across the state yesterday because we weren't in a hurry and I just didn't feel like dealing with the aggressive drivers on I-75. I have to say it was a very pleasant way to go, especially once we got past Shark Valley, because there was almost nobody on the road. I passed a clump of three slow-moving cars somewhere near Shark Valley and one other car sometime later, but other than that, once we passed Shark Valley I had the cruise control set at 65 mph and I seldom had to do anything. I would absolutely go that way again if I'm not in a hurry. My brother-in-law thinks I'm nuts, told me I went the wrong way and that US-41 is dangerous (but he didn't have a reason why).
I think he doesn't understand simply wanting to use a different road I had never used before.

I wonder if by "dangerous" he meant that the risk of a head-on collision is higher on US 41 because it's a two-lane road. I think most of Alligator Alley has cable barriers in the median, but don't hold me to that. (Correcting myself as I type this comment: FDOT installed cable barriers along the sides of Alligator Alley to keep cars from ending up overturned in the canals and swamps that run alongside the roadway, but as far as I can tell from my Google searches and looking at Street View, there are no barriers installed in the median except for guardrails on the approaches to bridges.)

formulanone

Quote from: Sani on June 12, 2024, 05:37:45 PM
Quote from: 1995hoo on June 11, 2024, 10:54:29 AMWe took US-41 west from Broward County across the state yesterday because we weren't in a hurry and I just didn't feel like dealing with the aggressive drivers on I-75. I have to say it was a very pleasant way to go, especially once we got past Shark Valley, because there was almost nobody on the road. I passed a clump of three slow-moving cars somewhere near Shark Valley and one other car sometime later, but other than that, once we passed Shark Valley I had the cruise control set at 65 mph and I seldom had to do anything. I would absolutely go that way again if I'm not in a hurry. My brother-in-law thinks I'm nuts, told me I went the wrong way and that US-41 is dangerous (but he didn't have a reason why).
I think he doesn't understand simply wanting to use a different road I had never used before.

I wonder if by "dangerous" he meant that the risk of a head-on collision is higher on US 41 because it's a two-lane road. I think most of Alligator Alley has cable barriers in the median, but don't hold me to that. (Correcting myself as I type this comment: FDOT installed cable barriers along the sides of Alligator Alley to keep cars from ending up overturned in the canals and swamps that run alongside the roadway, but as far as I can tell from my Google searches and looking at Street View, there are no barriers installed in the median except for guardrails on the approaches to bridges.)

I recall Alligator Alley's median is typically very swampy with storm water collection during much of the spring/summer months. Not unusual for vehicles to get stranded in the muck. On the other hand, it slows down errant vehicles.

roadman65

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50439187143_66878e7d3b_4k_d.jpg
One great way of showing one highway ends to become another. Too bad other places around the Sunshine State don't do this.
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

RoadPelican

Speaking of Interstate alternatives, going from Vero Beach to Orlando, I like to use SR 60 (4 lane-no traffic) 65 MPH to Yeehaw Junction and then instead of taking the turnpike get on US 441 North to Holopaw. This 35 mile stretch of US 441 is only 2 lanes, but very lighted traveled with a 60 MPH.

Then turn left on US 192 (4 lane-light traffic) 65 MPH. Only one traffic light between Holopaw and St. Cloud.

After that, your in the typical 6 lane traffic light infested boulevards of Suburban Orlando.



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